Filipinos adopted fiesta or festival celebration from Spaniards long time ago, and even in modern times still many of the areas in the Philippines practice different fiestas. Coco Beach have Garden Fiesta party celebrated every other Saturday,and the Fiesta present's different traditional folk dances and foods during the celebration. The party started with cocktail drinks and pika-pika at Anito Bar, and at dinner starting from salad down to desserts are Seafood Mango Salad, Prawns Thermidore, Chicken Ala Coco, Roasted Pig which is actually a traditional course during fiestas, Rice Cake, fresh fruits and on the buffet there is Salad Bar, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Rice, and Steamed Veggies which you may enjoy while watching the presentation prepared for the guests who joined the Fiesta.
Hosted by Pee Jay and Jeanly, they introduced different folk dances during party. Performers are Coco Kids, the children of Coco Beach employees which have been trained by Charisse of Dining department. Coco kids can play and dance many traditional Filipino dances such as Harana-traditional courtship dance that portray a romantic theme, Maglalatik-Coco kids-boys perform the dance by hitting one coconut shell with the other, Itik-Itik- the dance steps imitate the movements of ducks, Sayaw sa Palayok-dance of the Clay Jar or Pot, Tinikling-involves two performers hitting bamboo poles, using them to beat, tap, and slide on the ground, while other dancers steps over and in between poles, for Service Mamas they can do Mazurka-characterized by stamping feet and clicking heels and traditionally danced to the music of bagpipes, Subli is-a dance to honor the crucifix, Mangyan dance, Manobo Dance, Sayaw sa Payong-dance using umbrellas and the Shopping Arcade staff can dance Pandanggo sa Ilaw-involves balancing oil lamps on head and hands, Salakot-dancers portray the use of the head gear with grace.For additional entertainment Coco Band set the party with their variety of songs.
Surely the guests enjoyed and had a lot of fun, while dancing and singing.